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Hyundai Adds Remote Controls to Mobile Apps

November 11, 2014

Photos courtesy of Hyundai.
Photos courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai has launched updated version of its Blue Link and Genesis Intelligent Assistant mobile apps that now allow users to remote-start their vehicle, toggle climate control settings, and control navigation functions.

The new Blue Link (version 3.0) offers several remote functions, including a start-engine timer of up to 10 minutes, stop, climate control, and defroster. The app provides a simplified user interface and faster navigation.

The new Hyundai Genesis Intelligent Assistant coincides with the arrival of the redesigned 2015 Genesis, which adds more standard features, including an eight-inch screen supporting included navigation and a rearview camera, paddle shifters, hill hold control, power folding exterior mirrors, driver knee airbag, HD radio, a 4.3-inch TFT LCD cluster display, and Blue Link telematics system.

The app will estimate departure times and send reminders about upcoming appointments that require a drive. The app calculates departure reminder messages using up-to-the-minute commute times from the user’s current location to the destination and accounting for traffic.

The apps are available on the iOS and Android platforms.

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